Distribution Managers in the United States take home approximately $57K annually on average. Work is enjoyable for Distribution Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. More than half of Distribution Managers (63 percent) survey respondents are men. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under one in three lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by over one-half.

$22,957 - $99,499
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$23K
$57K
$99K
MEDIAN: $56,708
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$9.91 - $25.16
(Median)
$9
$13
$25
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$22,957 - $99,499  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$22,595 - $90,212  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.91 - $25.16  
   
Overtime
$15.21 - $37.73  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$22,595 - $90,212  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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Job Description for Transportation, Storage, or Distribution Manager

Transportation, storage, and distribution managers typically work in warehouse settings, so prospective applicants must know how to operate hand trucks, lift trucks, forklifts, and pallet jacks. Generally, a minimum of a bachelor's degree and ten years of functional experience are required for this position.

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Transportation, Storage, or Distribution Manager Tasks

  • Establish company shipping and safety policies and enforce compliance with DOT regulations.
  • Work within budget constraints and seek to minimize transportation costs.
  • Determine shipping logistics, deciding routes, schedules, vehicles, and personnel.
  • Analyze shipping data to identify strategies for making routes more efficient.

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Pay by Experience Level for Transportation, Storage, or Distribution Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $30K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $50K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Distribution Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $68K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Transportation, Storage, or Distribution Manager Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 64%

Late-Career
up arrow 64%

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 28%

Skills That Affect Transportation, Storage, or Distribution Manager Salaries

National Average
$41,000

Customer Service
up arrow 11%

Sales
up arrow 35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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